Monday, July 27, 2015

Watercolor Stamped Inchies

Just wanted to share a couple of cards I made with a few great products: new stamps from Balzer Designs, Art Squares from Inchie Arts, Zig Clean Color markers, and my MISTI!

These tile stamps from Julie are a lot of fun to work with... I lined up the Art Squares in the MISTI, which made perfect placement easy every time.

I inked the stamps in a solid color first, then used a Zig marker to highlight one section of the design. The dye ink pushed the inkpad color away, and saved time coloring in every section individually. A quick mist with water and a stamp... times 4! It's a fun block print look, with a watercolor feel. The Art Squares take the ink so readily (these are the 2" squares).

I love how these images tile together with a simple rotation. Really striking, and a simple card to make.

I used the same technique on this card, but with smaller squares (1.5").

The word stamp is from one of my new clear sets, Christmas Brush Words... it's got some single words and combinations that are great for any occasion, too. More of those sets to come!

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Have a wonderful week!
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  1. Hi Dina,
    Wonderful dinkie arts, love your colours!
    Love seeing your art works ,TFS

  2. Just a thought from a Christian stamper. I know it has been a trend for a while now to use only lowercase letters in sentiment/word stamps. I, personally have never really cared for the trend in general, but when I see religious holidays such as Christmas, Easter and the like spelled with a lowercase letter at the beginning of them, it just doesn't sit well with me. I have to say that I was surprised to see the word Christmas done with a lowercase "C" in your new stamp set. I've never been able to figure out too much about you personally from your blog, but I thought you were a Christian and did some sort of missionary type work as well as your art work. Maybe I am mistaken, and if so, I apologize. But, anyway, just thought I'd comment to let you know that I would have loved to purchase your brushstroke words stamp set, but I don't purchase ANY stamp sets (or dies) no matter how much I like the rest of the set if "Christmas" and/or other proper nouns do not begin with capital letters as they are supposed to. It's bad enough when it's just any old proper noun, but when it is a religious holiday it find it to be disrespectful. There are some things that should not be touched by trends in the stamping/craft industry.

  3. I wasn't aware (c)hristianity depended on capitalization - you'd think a great religious tradition and our (s)avior could withstand the assault of a lowercase sentiment in a stamp set. But what do I know - I'm just a (m)ethodist.

    I love these. I need to try the inchie thing - you always make it look pretty. are they all done with zig markers?

  4. Dear Anonymous Christian stamper,
    Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29

    Your comment serves no purpose other than to criticize another.
    Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted. Galatians 6:1

    Your comment is not necessary as there was no sin committed by stamping with a stamp that is not capitalized. By not capitalizing in this form it falls under poetic license. (The liberty taken by an artist or a writer in deviating from conventional form or fact to achieve a desired effect .

    Life is rough and we don’t need to make it rougher by trying to rain on another’s good work with our criticism. Take a look at your motives for posting and why you felt it necessary to comment. My motive is to remind you that as a Christian we are to encourage one another (see Ephesians 4:29 above) and to remind you of this verse:
    Be completely humble and gentle; be patient with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:2-3

    So let’s us be kind to one another.